El Caribe Objetivos: Students will familiarize with the some aspects of the culture of the Spanish Speaking countries in the Caribbean. -Ubicación(Location) -Bandera(Flag) -Comida(Food) -Música -Lugares Interesantes(Interesting Places) -Gente Famosa(Famous People) -Deporte Favorito(Favorite Sports) -Moneda(Currency/Money)
La Parguera- Lajas Bahia Fosforecente en Vieques
What makes a Biobay? The Bioluminescent Bay in Vieques is, perhaps, the brightest in the world! with over 750,000 tiny dinoflagellates per gallon of water that light up when they are touched! Imagine a lake full of Tinkerbells fairy dust! Pure magic, the experience is actually indescribable. The bioluminescent dinoflagellates Pyrodinium bahamense are a photosynthesis using plankton. They are one celled and measure about 1/500 th of an inch. The tiny burst of light it gives off is a hundred times bigger than itself. ( Above is merely an artists depiction of the glow) Each dinoflagellete bursts into light when it feels pressure against its cell wall. The light is given off in an instantaneous process; when you add the light bursts of 750,000 dinoflagellates per cubic foot of water together the effect is spectacular!